Phillip Coltoff, MSW
Senior Faculty Fellow; McSilver Faculty Fellow
Phillip Coltoff, a national leader and innovator in the field of social service and youth development, led the Children’s Aid Society, one of the largest and oldest social agencies in the United States from 1980 to 2005. From 2006 to the present, Phil has been a professor at New York University Silver School of Social Work and has written four books on executive leadership and nonprofit management, The Challenge of Change, Crusade for Children, At the Crossroads, and The Block.
In addition to being the CEO at the Children’s Aid Society, Phil served on the domestic policy council, governor’s task force on child abuse and neglect, co-chaired the task force on human services, and was an advisor to the white house fellows.